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Munich Security Conference Opens With World On ‘Brink Of Significant Conflict’

MUNICH — The battered relations between Russia and the West is once again be at the forefront as senior officials gather for a high-profile annual security conference whose chairman warns that the world has moved toward “the brink of a significant conflict.” This year’s

Looky-Loos: 7 of the Most Stunning Bathroom Design Trends of 2018

It’s no longer just about taking care of business: The bathroom is having a major design moment. “With much of our focus now on wellness, eating healthy, and meditation, the bathroom is becoming more of a sanctuary,” says designer Tina Ramchandani. For proof, she points to her clients,

The Met’s Dining Room is worth the price of admission

If you manage to brave the crowds to see the Michelangelo masterpieces now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can now end your cultural jaunt with a culinary treat under the same roof. The Dining Room at the museum recently opened to

Visigoth Is Leading a New Wave of American Traditional Metal

Opening with the pounding, guitar-lead laden “Steel and Silver,” Visigoth’s second album Conqueror’s Oath is a perfect encapsulation of traditional heavy metal. Aided by big choruses, vocalist Jake Rogers’ commanding wail soars above the instrumentation as dual guitars weave throughout. Unlike their debutThe Revenant King [2015] , where songs

BlackRock warns of risk as inverse volatility products sink

Monday’s stock market rout left two of the most popular ETPs, which investors use to benefit from calm rather than volatile conditions, facing potential liquidation, market participants said. The VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN sank 84 percent in after-hours trading, while the ProShares

Nendo’s New Line Of House Goods Is A Minimalist Dream

The prolific Japanese design studio Nendo is back with a line of furniture and accessories that minimalism fans will go gaga over. One part of the series, created for the Chinese brand Zens, is a line of furniture that was inspired by the strokes of Japanese and

An explosion of flooring options

Hardwood floors come in a variety of woods, including hickory, ash and birch. If you’re thinking about what to get your special guy or gal for Valentine’s Day, you’re probably mulling over flowers, candy, fruit arrangements, a romantic dinner, or even an out-of-town getaway.

Gardening Etcetera: ‘Tis the season to dream of future gardens

Now is the season of dreams, when gardeners flip through seed catalogs circling enticing pictures. As a child I did the same with the Sears catalog, until the toy section was filled with black marker. My parents pointed out that since I’d circled everything,

The Met’s Dining Room is worth the price of admission

If you manage to brave the crowds to see the Michelangelo masterpieces now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can now end your cultural jaunt with a culinary treat under the same roof. The Dining Room at the museum recently opened to

Swedish death cleaning disrupts natural accumulation of junk

The belongings people acquire over the course of their lives are representative of who they are and how they will be remembered when they are gone. Alternatively, one Swedish woman is eager to let go of clutter, which she believes is more of a